Colts believe Philip Rivers' play hasn't dropped off
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers' skills haven't regressed, according to head coach Frank Reich.
"I didn't notice any physical gifts diminishing," Reich stated. "Went back and looked at all his film for the last two years and didn't see any physical drop off in his play." There's familiarity between the two, as Reich was Rivers' quarterbacks coach for a season and then his offensive coordinator for two seasons with the San Diego Chargers from 2013-15. Rivers averaged 4,518.7 yards, 30.67 touchdowns, and 14.0 interceptions on a 67.3 completion percentage in that stretch. Reich believes Rivers already knows at least "80-85 percent" before even reporting for his first day on the job.
Rivers averaged 16.0 FanDuel points and 288.4 passing yards per game with 23 touchdowns last season. His adjusted yards per pass attempt fell from 8.7 in 2018 to 7.1 last year. He added 0.16 Adjusted Net Expected Points per pass attempt, way down from 0.30 in the previous season.
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